Indian GP track inspection on Sep 1

The final push is on to get the Buddh International Circuit finished for the inaugural Indian GP, scheduled to take place on October 30th.

The track will be inspected by FIA technical delegates on September 1, and the Jaypee Group has thousands of construction workers operating around the clock to finish in time.

Vicky Chandhok, President of the Federation of Motorsports Clubs in India, said, "We have been sending reports to the FIA on fortnightly basis and they are completely satisfied with the progressActually the final inspection was scheduled for the first week of August and the track was ready for it. But FIA's technical director Charlie Whiting confirmed that he will be coming to New Delhi only on August 31."

"Actually the final inspection was scheduled for the first week of August and the track was ready for it. But FIA's technical director Charlie Whiting confirmed that he will be coming to New Delhi only on August 31."

With the facilities on schedule for completion, the final layer of tarmac will be laid in the middle of September, Chandhok said, "The basic track is ready with kerbs and tecpro barriers in place. The FIA-appointed German consultants who are camped at the track advised the promoters to lay the final layer some 45 days before the event. After that, as a dry run, a round of the JK Tyre National Racing Championship will be held to check the operation of the track."

The 2012 schedule continues to be in flux, with reports that India might be moved into the first half of the season, with Bahrain and Austin being moved to later in the calendar.

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